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in la crosse, wisconsin, jennifer livingston usually reports the news. but suddenly, she's the one making headlines and spreading a message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight. writing, i was surprised, indeed, to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely, you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three, young girls, decided, it was time to respond. >> you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: for more than four minutes, she faced the camera, and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying, that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms. but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers that october is national anti-bullying month. >>
an anchorwoman at wkbt, lacrosse, wisconsin who normally reports the news. like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight. writing "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying "that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms." but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullyi
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
decided they were going to fight back. who we're talking about now is 37-year-old jennifer livingston. he's been a news anchor for 11 years at a station in lacrosse, wisconsin. a few days ago, she received a viewer e-mail from a man criticizing her weight, saying in part, "surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain ." he encouraged her to adopted a more healthy lifestyle. tuesday during a four minute segment, she took to the airways to respond. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. new didn't already know, october -- >> if we can actually air this louder. any way we can put the audio up higher, please? >> it is a major issue in the lives of young people today. as the mother of three young girls, it scares me to death and otherwise. and that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers
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